Foundations for Model-based Systems Engineering
From patterns to models
The practice of Model-based Systems Engineering is becoming more widely adopted in industry, academia and commerce and, as the use of modelling matures in the real world, so the need for more guidance on how to model effectively and efficiently becomes more prominent. This book describes a number of systems-level 'patterns' (pre-defined, reusable sets of views) that may be applied using the systems modelling language SysML for the development of any number of different applications and as the foundations for a system model.
Topics covered include: what is a pattern? Interface definition pattern; traceability pattern; test pattern; epoch pattern; life cycle pattern; evidence pattern; description pattern; context pattern; analysis pattern; model maturity pattern; requirements modelling; expanded requirements modelling; process modelling; competence modelling; life cycle modelling; defining patterns; and using patterns for model assessment, model definition and for model retro-fitting.
This book forms a companion volume to both SysML for Systems Engineering - a model-based approach and Model-based Requirements Engineering, both published by the IET. Whereas the previous volumes presented the case for modelling and provided an in-depth overview of SysML, this book focusses on a set of 'patterns' as the basis of an MBSE model and their use in today's systems engineering community.
About the Author
Professor Jon Holt is a leading figure in the world of systems engineering and the author of ten books in the field of applied Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and the STEM children's book 'Think Engineer'. He is a Director for Scarecrow Consultants Ltd, works in many industries and has applied his work in many disciplines. He is also a Fellow of both the IET and the BCS and is the current Technical Director of INCOSE UK. Jon also holds a Chair in Systems Engineering at Cranfield University.
Simon Perry has spent nearly 30 years working in all aspects of software and systems engineering and is the co-author of five books in the field of applied Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE). He is a Director and Principal Consultant for Scarecrow Consultants Ltd, providing consultancy, training and conducting research in the application of systems engineering. Simon is a Member of the IET and INCOSE.
Mike Brownsword has spent over 15 years working as a systems engineer in a wide range of industries. He is a team lead and Principal Consultant at Atkins, having responsibilities for systems engineering competence and providing model-based systems engineering leadership in Transportation projects. Mike is a Member of the IET and INCOSE.